Las Vegas
Dog Bite Accident Attorney

las vegas dog bite attorneyIf you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog that is not yours, the Law Offices of Laura Hunt can help you recover your medical bills and money for the pain and suffering and trauma you have endured.

In 2015, 34 people in the US were killed by dog attacks and nearly 368,000 victims were treated in emergency rooms for dog bite injuries.  http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2015

Dog Bite Victim In Nevada – Who Is At Fault?

The law regarding dog bites is different in every state. In Nevada, if you are bitten by a dog, the owner is not automatically considered at fault under the law. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-202.html#NRS202Sec500 . The victim must prove the owner of the dog was at fault for the injury.

Dog Bite Victims In Nevada Obtain Legal Counsel Immediately to Preserve the Evidence.

Because, in Nevada, the dog owner is not automatically considered at fault, the required evidence and documentation must be gathered immediately to establish the owners liability for injuries sustained.

Factors that are important to know are:

  • Ownership of the Dog
  • Location of the Injury
  • Did animal control respond?
  • Did the police respond?

If the owner was negligent in maintaining their dog, for instance the dog was loose or not on a leash, the owner can be liable for injuries sustained by the victim.

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt can immediately take steps to preserve the evidence in your case.

Have You or a Loved One Been Bitten by a Dog?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

Recovering Expenses, Being Fairly Compensated Under the Law

Dog bites can inflict painful, traumatic, and residual injuries for which monetary compensation is warranted and allowed under the law.

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt have handled hundreds of dog bite cases. We are skilled and knowledgeable in the law in the state of Nevada and experienced in recovering money damages for victims of dog bites.

Compensation from Insurance Policies

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt can locate insurance policies that are applicable, determine their applicability to the facts of the accident and can cover injuries to the victim. In addition, we can recover the medical bills that you incur, along with damages for pain, suffering and scarring that are associated with being bitten by a dog.  We can help you obtain quality medical care, preserve the evidence, help with any bills you have already incurred and assist with Family Medical Leave is time off work is necessary. https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm

Deferred Payment of Medical Bills

If the dog owner has homeowners insurance that does not exclude the breed involved in the attack, it can take time to settle your claim since negotiations cannot begin until the extent of the scaring is known.  Meanwhile, the Law Offices of Laura Hunt can assist you in deferring payment of some of your bills, and/or getting on going treatment and obtaining funding on a need basis is time from work is lost.

Have You or a Loved One Been Bitten by a Dog?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

If you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact our office today for a free consultation in order to learn what your rights and entitlements are under the law. The Law Offices of Laura Hunt provide kind and caring legal counsel to those who have been bitten by a dog and suffered injuries as a result.

The Frequency and Cost of Dog Bites

It is estimated that in 2015, according the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost per dog bite claim was $37,214.00.  It is also estimated that one in six dog bites requires medical care.  In fact, in 2012, nearly 27,000 people were forced to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog.  http://www.iii.org/press-release/dog-bites-accounted-for-more-than-one-third-of-all-homeowners-liability-pay-outs-last-year-as-cost-per-claim-soars-051315

ESTIMATED NUMBER AND COST OF DOG BITE CLAIMS (AND OTHER DOG-RELATED INJURIES) 2003-2015

2003-2015-number-and-cost-of-dog-bite-claims

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/15/368180.htm

We have been helping injured people fight insurance companies for over a decade and The Law Offices of Laura Hunt will provide you with compassionate, personal and experienced legal representation.

Have You or a Loved One Been Bitten by a Dog?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

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